As the charter class of the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV, you have been trailblazers paving the way for all future classes. Thank you for your contributions to the school, the university and the community.

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Medical Student Award Winners

Multiple awards were given during graduation week to recognize the students' hard work throughout their four years of medical school. These were presented at the Inaugural Medical Student Awards Ceremony on May 6, 2021, except for the distinguished Barbara Atkinson Service & Leadership Award, which was presented during Commencement on May 7.

Dean’s Award For Academic Excellence

Colby Shreve and Kristina Cordes

Barbara Atkinson Service & Leadership Award

Lauren Hollifield

Outstanding Achievement In Research Award

Michael Briones and Sierra Mastrantonio

Outstanding Service To The Community Award

Monica Arebalos

Extraordinary Service Recognition For 2021

Caleena Longworth

Student Affairs Recognition Award

Toyokazu Endo

Outstanding Student, Family Medicine Award

Caleena Longworth

Lisa Yao Memorial Scholarship In Family Medicine Award

Horacio Guerra and Sabrina Noveschi

Outstanding Student, Internal Medicine Award

Ashley Prandecki

Outstanding Student, Obstetrics & Gynecology Award

Zarah Rosen

Outstanding Student, Pediatrics Award

William Gravley

Outstanding Student, Psychiatry Award

Hadley Johnson

Outstanding Student, Surgery Award

Toyokazu Endo

Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) National Medical Honor Society

Anita Albanese, Monica Arebalos, Kristina Cordes, Shilpa Daulat, Toyokazu Endo, William Gravley, Emily Guyaux, Sierra Mastrantonio, Jordan Miller, and Colby Shreve.

Faculty Recognition Award Winners

These awards were presented at the Graduation Dinner on May 6, 2021, to recognize the effort, dedication, and hard work faculty dedicated to the charter class students during their medical school journey.

Outstanding Faculty For Phase I

Neil Haycocks, M.D., Ph.D., Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Education

Outstanding Clinical Faculty

Shadaba Asad, M.D.

Outstanding Resident Teacher

Kassandra Coletta, M.D., Obstetrics & Gynecology
Nathan Kirsch, M.D., Internal Medicine

Outstanding Community Faculty

Ashok Gupta, M.D.
Ryan Hafen, M.D.

Outstanding Clinical Department

Internal Medicine